Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology



• Nolan's paper entitled "Optimizing a Multifunctional Microsphere Scaffold to Improve Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for Traumatic Brain Injury Repair" was accepted in Journal "Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine". Congratulations! -September, 2013-

• Margaret receives 2013 Provost Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. Congratulations! -May, 2013-

• Mario was accepted to Pennsylvania College of Optometry School. Congratulations! -May, 2013-

• Margaret receives 2013 Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Award. She'll be honored at the 15th Annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at NJIT’s Campus Center Atrium. Congratulations! -March, 2013-

• Derek's paper entitled "A Multicellular 3D Heterospheroid Model of Liver Tumor and Stromal Cells in Collagen Gel for Anti-Cancer Drug Testing" was accepted in Journal "Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications". Congratulations! -February, 2013-

• Nolan's paper entitled "Heparin Cross-Linked Chitosan Microspheres for the Delivery of Neural Stem Cells and Growth Factors for Central Nervous System Repair" was accepted in Journal "Acta Biomaterialia", the leading journal in its field. Congratulations! -February, 2013-

• Margaret wins at the Capital One Cross Campus Challenge Competition. Congratulations! -February, 2013-


• Derek and Nolan will be attending and presenting their research in 2013 Annual Meeting of Society for Biomaterials, which will be held in Boston, April 10-13, 2013. The titles of their talks are:
1. Derek Yip and Cheul H. Cho, “A Multicellular 3D Heterospheroid Tumor Model for Anti-Cancer Drug Testing”
2. Nolan Skop, Frances Calderon, Steven Levison, Chirag Gandhi, Cheul H. Cho, “Multifunctional Scaffold for the Delivery of Neural Stem Cells to Promote Regeneration after Traumatic Brain Injury”. -January, 2013-

• Ali's paper was featured on cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Journal (Feb. 2013 issue). The full paper describing this work can be found in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 110 (2); 637-647, 2013.
The paper was also highlighed in Extracellular Matrix News 3.37 -January, 2013-

• Nolan was awarded graduate fellowship research grant from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. The proposal title is "Delivery of Neural Stem Cells Using a Multifunctional Microsphere Scaffold for Traumatic Brain Injury Repair". Congratulations! - May, 2012-